Chicken Fajita Bowls

Our Chicken Fajita Bowls burst with juicy, tender chicken, vibrant peppers and onions, and fluffy cauliflower rice! Dive in and customize with fresh pico, creamy guac, and zesty salsa. These bowls are customizable and great for the whole family!
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These Chicken Fajita Bowls are the perfect family dinner! This vibrant dish has bold Tex-Mex flavors, tender chicken, and crisp veggies. These bowls are a weeknight favorite, ready in under 25 minutes and packing in enough variety to keep everyone happy. They are totally customizable!

Chicken fajita bowls.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These Chicken Fajita Bowls come together in under 30 minutes, making it ideal for busy weeknights.
  • Savor the delicious combination of savory chicken, fresh peppers, and flavorful toppings.
  • Adjust spice levels, veggies, and protein to match your preferences and dietary needs. No two bowls are ever the same!
  • Prep components in advance for easy assembly throughout the week.
  • Great for a quick and easy lunch, healthy dinner, and meal prep. For even more ideas, try these Chicken Recipes!
  • This customizable dish is sure to please everyone at the table, making it a perfect family dinner solution.
  • They are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and contain no added sugar.
  • Check out these Chicken Fajitas for another delicious dinner recipe!

Ingredients & Substitutes

Scroll down to the recipe card below for the full chicken fajita bowl recipe!

Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Chicken thighs also work well.

Olive oil helps cook the chicken. Use avocado oil if needed.

Season with garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, and chipotle powder.

A little lime juice tenderizes the chicken and adds flavor.

Serve over cauliflower rice or brown rice.

Add in sliced onions and peppers.

Lastly, garnish with fresh avocado, salsa, and cilantro if desired.

Ingredients for chicken fajita bowls.

Taste & Texture

Chicken Fajita Bowls bring a delightful array of tastes and textures.

The chicken is juicy and flavorful. The peppers and onions add a slight crunch and sweetness, while the rice provides a comforting base that ties all the components together.

The combination of warm spices and fresh ingredients creates a satisfying and complex flavor profile!

How to Make

Step 1

First, add the olive oil to a large skillet. Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces. Once the olive oil is hot, add in the cubed chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, chipotle powder, and lime juice. Stir until the chicken is seasoned well.

Seasoned chicken in skillet.

Step 2

Once the chicken is lightly browned on all sides, but not yet fully cooked, add the peppers and onions to the skillet. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked through and the veggies are softened.

Step 3

At the same time, add the cauliflower rice, olive oil, sea salt, and lime juice to another skillet. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until warmed through. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

Step 4

Finally, assemble the chicken fajita bowls. Add in the cauliflower rice, topped with chicken, peppers, and onions. Lastly, garnish with sliced avocado, salsa, and cilantro.

Bowl of meat and peppers.

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best chicken fajita bowls.

Cut the chicken into equally sized pieces.

Use a meat thermometer to measure the temperature of the chicken internally.

Do not skimp on the seasonings. They add so much flavor!

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

Consider these flavor variations for your chicken fajita bowls.

Switch Up the Base: Beyond rice, try quinoa or even mixed greens for a salad twist.

Protein Options: Not a chicken fan? Substitute with shrimp, beef, or pork.

Veggie Variety: Mix in other vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms, or spinach for added nutrition.

Toppings Galore: Avocado, lime wedges, fresh cilantro, sour cream, and shredded cheese are just a few topping ideas to customize your bowl.

Spicy chicken in bowl.

How to Serve & Store

Assemble your chicken fajita bowls! Start with cooked rice, add the flavorful chicken and veggies, and top with your favorite mix-and-match toppings.

Serve immediately with warmed tortillas for a filling meal.

Store leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheat gently in a skillet or microwave before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this dish vegetarian?

Absolutely! Swap the chicken for your favorite plant-based protein or extra veggies.

Is it freezer-friendly?

Yes, the cooked chicken and veggies freeze well. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat as usual.

How can I make it spicier?

Add more chili powder to the chicken, or top your bowl with jalapeños or hot sauce for an extra kick.

Can I use brown rice?

Definitely. Brown rice adds a nutty flavor and extra fiber, making your bowl even healthier.

Cauliflower rice and avocado.

Equipment Needed

Our Place Always Pan: This is a great pan for making chicken fajita bowls.

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